Happy World Card Making Day! Fun from Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions has a special and fun New Release today for World Card Making Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

As I mention probably way too much, Fall is my favorite season! So I was super excited to see these lovelies for WCMD and so happy to get to use them and share!

On with the Cards! This is a Triple Slim Stencil Layering Set called Falling for You. There are also coordinating Foil It Panels which I used along with some Plum colored foil.

I used the following colors for my cards: Poblano Pepper, Sprinkles, Dijon, Pumpkin, Macaron Passion Fruit and Mushroom.

I used a piece of vellum on the card above to soften the place setting for the sentiment.

This one I kept very simple, just adding the stitching to define that line already there from the stencils.

The little leaf dies are perfect for just adding a little somethin’ somethin’ to these cards. I used the same color palette in the cardstock version.

I used the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets for each of these cards along with the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets. These die sets are must haves for Mini Slim cards, especially with any of the Triple Slim stencil sets. I love the details they add so simply.

Ooooooo Fall! The colors! Funny how fall brings out the blurple hues in me too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Falling For You cards:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Fall filled WCMD inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope to make some cards today too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Christmas Release- It’s here! From Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today –and it’s the big one– The Christmas Release! Be sure to check out allllllll the products on the Taylored Expressions website, alllllllllllll the projects on the Creative Team’s blogs AND all the fun promos going on. Phew! Merry Christmas indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, the new Triple Slim Layering Stencils – Holly Holiday. There are accompanying Foil It – Triple Slim – Holly Holiday (but I did not use those today). I love the foil it panels–they look cool, add a little extra something and take out one little tiny step if you are making a lot of cards. Anywho–on with my cards!

I chose to go with a bit of a different color scheme for my cards–It’s Peaches n Cream, Sweet Potato, Poblano Pepper, Mint Julep and Spearmint. I was a little apprehensive, wondering if these would be a fail as Holiday cards, but in the end, I quite like it! Something different and yet still festive!

I used the Mini Slim Stitched Stacklets and Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets to add a little sweetness to each card as well.

A few paint splatters to give a little somethin somethin to each card before I added the stitching to each and finish them off. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh this sweet little winter bird! The sentiment set I used on all three cards is called Merriest Christmas and it has the coordinating dies too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, we have the Thrill of Hope stamp. And here’s the scoop on that one:

In addition to the product bundles, we are offering an exclusive holiday freebie that you can only earn during this release week:

Right now through Sunday, October 2nd, you can earn the A Thrill of Hope stamp set with a purchase of $100 or more. The stamp set features a pine bough frame with a pop-out Christmas sentiment!ย Offer valid while supplies last.

And here’s my card!

This background stamp is easy to use because the sentiment pops out and you can ink that separately from the pine boughs. Makes the color inking WAY easy! I added Little Bits-Stars in Pineapple with a little sparkle on top!

With the pop out, I found it fun to do a little ombre on the sentiment itself (Rose Water, Cupcake, Strawberry Milkshake and Guava) and then I could use a few different greens on the boughs (Granny Smith, Cilantro and Sweet Basil).

Here comes the cute! This little penguin set is called Dancing in the Snow! And the best part about stamping penguins? They are mostly black and white… So a little Copic Coloring on all their accoutrements and done! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh they are cute! I masked off this oval using the Masking Stencils – Ovals and used Lollipop, Sprinkles and Cookie Monster. It automatically creates that purple hue too, which is a fun little perk of ink blending.

I added some Twinkles using the Twinkle Twinkle Background and some glistening snow with the glitter. Turned out fun and festive for Winter! ๐Ÿ™‚ (The sentiment is included in the Dancing in the Snow set. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Here’s a quick little card up next–I love these too! ๐Ÿ™‚ This one uses the new Flap Flair Holiday and the new Endless Christmas set. The Endless Christmas is also perfect for envelopes like the Flap Flair Holiday.

I stamped the Flap Flair Holiday on the card front with a little ombre flair and then put the Endless Christmas snowman right on top. I colored him in with a little Copic marker, just to give him a little extra oomph. Finished him with a tiny little pom pom. ๐Ÿ™‚

I might have to make a few of these into Thank You Notes at the holidays. โค

Are you still with me? We have one more big one! This next set is created with the Create-in-Quads: Peaceful Pines and it makes rainbow trees a snap. Who doesn’t like rainbow trees in the winter?

Oh and before I forget, there are also Foil It panels to go with this set as well! Yay!

I used all the fun rainbow colors on these for sure!

These sentiments are all white heat embossed on Oreo. This sentiment set is awesome because you stamp them all and bam die cut them all too! It is called All Together Christmas.

I created all the little snow flakes with the new Happy Medium Fresh Snow and added some Pearl Glitter for a little extra flair. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are so fun to make–think of all the color combos you can do! Love that!

Here’s the scoop from TE: (and there is a lot, so buckle up!)

There are three bundles available that include FREE coordinating envelope seals and an exclusive holiday freebie for $100+ purchases.

We have put together three different product bundles to jump start your Christmas crafting! Each bundle includes a coordinating collection of products plus FREE envelope seals.ย The product bundles are available through Sunday, October 2 or while supplies last.ย Here are the details for each bundle:

Theย Holly Holiday product bundleย includes the Triple Slim Holly Holiday Layering Stencil set, Foil It โ€“ Mini Slim Holly Holiday panels, Cleary Crafty Signature Sentiments stamp set, Merriest Christmas stamp set, Merriest Christmas die collection, Foil It โ€“ Merriest Christmas panels, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (3 designs, package of 10).

The Peace on Earth product bundleย includes the Peace on Earth Cutting Plate die, All is Calm stamp set, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

Theย Peaceful Pines product bundleย includes the Create in Quads Peaceful Pines Layering Stencil set, Foil It โ€“ Peaceful Pines panels, Happy Medium โ€“ Fresh Snow, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

And of course, the A Thrill of Hope I mentioned previously above. ๐Ÿ™‚

I loooooooooooove all the stickers! Be cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Triple Slim Holly Holiday cards:


A Thrill of Hope card:


Dancing in the Snow card:

Endless Christmas card:


Peaceful Pines cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Holiday inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Happy 14th Birthday, Taylored Expressions! New Release today!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today to celebrate birthdays–including Taylored Expressions 14th Anniversary-Birthday!! Happy 14th TE!!

First up, let’s check out the new Triple Slim Layering Stencil – Celebrate AND the accompanying Foil It – Triple Slim – Celebrate. I will be ordering a couple more of these because let’s face it, I am not a good birthday card maker, and these make rockin’ cards, in bulk, in a jiffy snap! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the Silver Star Foil on these and I don’t know if I have ever had a better application for that particular foil than these! Soooooo fun!

These balloons! ๐Ÿ˜

There is a die to cut out the candles too–which is awesome because you can personalize the amount of candles on your recipients card.

I feel like this one doesn’t even have to be a birthday card!

These cards were all tied up using the Mini Slim Stitched Stacklets and the Mini Slim Petite Scallop Stacklets. A birthday Tri-fecta! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gah–love these!

Ok next up, we have one of my favorites from this release: Bun-derful Birthday Stamp (& Dies). This set is a trip–for many reasons. It starts with Taco and ends with puns. ๐Ÿ˜‚

These fries are the CUTEST!! And wait til you see the others in the set.

Excercise, Nah Extra Fries! ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a second one with this set at the last minute: Soda!

And everything is better with Googley Eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the Rectangle Masking Stencil and blended on some inks.

Next up, the fun new Mix & Match Drip & Dots Cutting Plate along with the new Let Them Eat Cake Layering Stencil AND the Let Them Eat Cake Dies. This is a different color combo for me–lots of purples! Which is crazy… Poblano Pepper, Passion Fruit and Macaron.

I used the Easy Strips to create the background. The sentiment on this one is from the Happy Anni-Birth-Ary Stamp. I know many people can agree with this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

A fun layered cake with stencils!

Lastly, here’s a fun one and something a little different. This is the new Get Thready Sunburst Cutting Plate. This is the definition of simple stitching–yes please!

I thought it fun to create these flowers with the floss, but you can really mix it up with bursts orย  spirals, etc. etc. The die here is a very simple must have–it’s called: Bold Birthday Die along with the Bold Birthday Backer Die.

I hope you have enjoyed all the Birthday fun this week too!!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, September 18th, purchase theย Get Thready Bundleย (Get Thready โ€“ Sunburst Cutting Plate die, Bold Birthday die, Bold Birthday Backer die, 4 colors of embroidery floss, 4 floss bobbins, and tapestry needle) and get access to the LIVE class on Facebook (Friday, September 23 at 7:00pm) with Taylor (If you arenโ€™t able to attend the class live, a replay will be available to view afterwards)! In this exciting virtual class, youโ€™ll learn how to use the Get Thready โ€“ Sunburst Cutting Plate die using all of Taylorโ€™s tips and tricks!ย Get Thready Bundle available while supplies last.

Right now through Sunday, September 18th we are including a freebie Birthday Bash stamp set with every order! This cute set includes a birthday present, cupcake, balloons, party blower, and happy birthday words to create cards, tags, and more to celebrate birthdays in style! Make sure to check out the Exclusive Maker Challenge that you can participate in on ourย Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook page.ย Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Triple Slim Birthday cards:


Bun-derful Fries card:


Eat Cake:


Get Thready:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Birthday-tastic inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Thank You In Bloom Kit from TE–Must have!

Taylored Expressions has a new Cardmaking Kit today and I think this is the kit we can all use! It’s called the Thank You In Bloom Kit. I don’t know about you, but I make a lot of Thank you cards, and this is the best way to whip up a stack of fancy cards in a snap! Always a fan of that ๐Ÿ™‚

For my cards today, I decided it would be awesome to create a gift set of cards to give using a rainbow of foils, if you will. I love how these all turned out!

First you want to foil your cards and then do all the stenciling. So I actually foiled all six panels I had and went from there!

I used Aqua, Pink Melon, Peach Princess and Lily Pad. Many of these, I used for the first time and I’m telling you, I have yet to meet a foil I don’t love! Ack! They are allllllll so pretty to use in person! ๐Ÿ™‚

The up close pics are almost too much zoom, but it’s sometimes the only way to capture the foiling shimmer.

Adding the layered stencils creates these sweet flowers and leaves with very little effort. Some of them, I used a couple inks on, others I really did keep them very simple.

Aren’t they the best?

I die cut all the Thank You In Bloom- Foil It panels with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets to add an extra bit of sweetness to the cards. With the stickers and one of the boxes, I created a gift set to give with a set of four of the cards and kit envelopes.

I die cut the flowers and used the stencils to create a quick tag too. The flowers can all be stenciled at once and then die cut in one fell swoop.

I used the Pierced Tag Stacklets to create the tag and just modified it to me a little shorter for my needs, which is easy to do with partial die cutting.

And don’t forget the Envelope Seals–perfect!

I am hoping to definitely make more of these for myself to write and more to give as gifts. They are too sweet not to! ๐Ÿ™‚

Eeep! I ended up using a plethora of colors in the TE Ink pad collection! Please see my supplies because I used many and did list them all there.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Theย Thank You in Bloom Cardmaking Kitย retails for $64, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Thank You in Bloom Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Awesome Blossoms Layering Stencil
  • Awesome Blossoms die
  • small pot of Rose Gold sequins
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 3 each of Toffee and Rose Water)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)
Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually.ย You will be able to purchaseย additional envelope sealsย (pack of 10) andย Foil It โ€“ Thank You in Bloomย panels separately from the kit.

To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. This is our last kit until October โ€“ get ready for our Christmas release the last week of September!
All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thank you cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE. The TE Creative Team will have lots of new Thank You in Bloom inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Fall Release!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it has all the Fall vibes I have been thinking about, even in just these last couple weeks! I have been really craving soup. What’s that about when it’s in the upper 80’s and hot?ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Fall is my favorite season! So let’s get this party started!

My first card features one of my favorite little TE Critters: Gus & Gertie! Did I say this a couple weeks ago? I am sure I did! But guess what? They have a new set!! This one is called Gus & Gertie Autumn Adventures and I just so enjoy it, of course! eeeeep!

They are making S’mores! I can’t even with the cute!! I colored them in with Copic Markers and created a little background scene using some masking. I used all the blues and purples of TE inks (ok, not ALL, but close) to create a fun backdrop before using lots of ink splatters.

This card also uses the newer Little Bits-Stars which I added lots of for a camping sky. There are always more stars when you are out camping.ย Gah! I can’t wait to use the others in the set! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, is the new Peace & Hope Stamp & Die Combo. This set is the lovely Ginkgo leaf and I always love the soft feel of a Ginkgo Leaf.

I decided to make a Sympathy card and when I make a Sympathy card, I generally try and keep them pretty simple. I’m not sure why, but it just feels like the right thing to do in my mind.

I used Pineapple cardstock and of course, a little bit of Pineapple ink to blend on the yellows. For the background, I started with a piece of Salt Water Taffy cardstock and blended on the TE Teals to create ombre-ish background.

I finished this off flat by stitching the Gingko leaves on vs. using foam tape. This turned out as a lovely soft card, which was my intention.

I hope you love all the Fall goodies as much as me! Be sure to check them all out–so many good things!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, August 28th (or while supplies last – this bundle is in limited supply!), when you purchase the Ginkgo Bundle (Peace & Hope Stamp & Die Combo set, Ginkgo Background stamp, and Foil It – Ginkgo panels), you will get gold embossing powder FREE! This is a great bundle of products perfect for your fall projects, sympathy cards, and more!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Gus & Gertie card:


Peace & Hope card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Fall filled inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Halloween Release!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it has me pining for all things Fall! Except Pumpkin Spice anything because: No. Not for me. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I always enjoy the Halloween release because it is super fun, fall is my favorite and there is always lots to choose from!

My first two cards feature two of my favorite little TE Critters: Gus & Gertie! Here’s the scoop on this little set from TE:

This week only our FREE gift with any $100+ purchase is the Gus & Gertie – Halloween Stamp & Die Combo set! This adorable set features our favorite dog Gus and his buddy Gertie the bird dressed up as a bat for Halloween! The set also includes more bats and three Halloween sentiments along with dies to cut out the images. Offer valid while supplies last.

Look at little Gertie–she’s a bat!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sooooo fun! and I used the just previously released Stitched Frame Stacklets 3 along with last year’s Full Circle-Halloween with the new TE Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Eeeeep they are so cute! These two sentiments are included in the set as well.

Next up, we have the New G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo as well as the New Ghost Gang Die & Clear Stamp Combo. Spooooooky!

How cute are THESE!!!!? I love their little smiles! EEeep! I added a few of those little ghost die cuts from the Ghost Gang and of course one with Googley Eyes! I couldn’t resist! This sentiment is from last year’s Handlettered Halloween, embossed in the new Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.ย 

I used Sweet Potato, Lollipop, Passion Fruit and Eggplant on this. I die cut out the panel with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. I added the Black Drip Drops on here too. This is one of those cards I had wish I made a bunch of! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, there is a NEW Create-In-Quads set for Halloween! Eeeeeeek!

This also used the new Create-in-Quads–Halloween Cauldron die and the next one uses the New Create-in-Quads–Halloween Cat. These Create in Quads stencils are the bees knees…stencil stencil boom done! Four panels. I decided to use two of them as backgrounds for the others, once I die cut them out.

I mixed up the colors per layer on the stencil. This is doable with the Bitty Blender Brushes. You can also mask off sections, but I wasn’t super careful. It didn’t bother me if the colors mixed a bit.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, August 14th, when you purchase the Boo Bundle (Boo Script + Backer die collection, G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo set, and Ghost Gang Die & Clear Combo set), you will get Bits & Pieces – Halloween Stars & Sparkles FREE! It’s great bundle to jump start your Halloween crafting!ย Offer valid while supplies last.

Also, this week only our FREE gift with any $100+ purchase is the Gus & Gertie – Halloween Stamp & Die Combo set! This adorable set features our favorite dog Gus and his buddy Gertie the bird dressed up as a bat for Halloween! The set also includes more bats and three Halloween sentiments along with dies to cut out the images.ย Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Gus & Gertie cards:


G-G-G Ghost card:


Create-in-Quads Halloween:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of spooky fun inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Exclusive Release!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and as I say every time this release type comes around, it is one of my FAVES! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, we have a super fave Be U-nicorn! This stamp has a coordinating die to cut out the cuteness which I colored with Copics. The other BIG NEWS is there is this NEW Stacklet set called Stitched Frame Stacklets and I am telling you, get used to seeing it here. ๐Ÿ˜‚! I looooooove it! I used Frame in Frame 2 pretty much every release and have been pining for a circle version and HERE IT IS! ๐Ÿ™‚

You’re 100% going to NEED the Stitched Frame Stacklets. Just sayin’.

Eeeeep the cuteness!!! The sentiment is from the Mini Strips Craft Boss that was out for Taylor’s Surprise Birthday.

Next up, I have this beautiful Alcohol Ink Background. Full disclosure: I did NOT create this background–Heather Nichols did. ๐Ÿ™‚ I cheered her on, but she 100% made it. I was supposed to mail it to her vs. use it myself and then I die cut it and it became mine. Total accident. This is why I am a proponent of do it right away or else… haaaaa!

Anywho–It used the newly release Ring Around the Words die. These dies are fab! I made another set way back and I’ll include those below too. ๐Ÿ™‚ There is WISH, HEY & LOVE.

Isn’t that background amazing!? I highly recommend trying the Pinata Alcohol Inks if you haven’t–soooo vibrant!! And really fun to blend them around and see what comes out.

I cut it out with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and added the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets before stitching it on.

Here are the other cards I made previously–I inlaid these and I’d recommend not doing that with stripes unless you have some time. ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the Easy Strips dies to create these.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, August 14th, place and order of $40 or more of our newly released exclusive products in the TE webstore and receive a $10 off coupon to use on your next order of $25 or more! Your coupon will be emailed after a qualifying order is placed. One coupon per customer. Coupon valid through 8/31/22.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  ๐Ÿ™‚

Be U-nicorn card:

Hey Alcohol Ink card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of SUPER FUN inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkins ๐Ÿ™‚

Pinkfresh Studio: New July Release

Hello! I am excited to be here today to share a few cards I made with the lovely NEW July release from Pinkfresh Studio! You can find the full NEW RELEASE HERE. This HOP is an INSTAGRAM HOP, so please be sure to head over there to enter for a chance to win! (You’re welcome to comment here too, of course ๐Ÿ˜Š, but only only eligible for a chance on INSTAGRAM).

Here is the hop order, FYI:

Pinkfresh Studio (@pinkfreshstudio)

Debby (@handmadebby)

Dilay (@dilaynacar)

Erica (@erica_cacacraft)

Heather (@houses_built_of_cards)

Jenn (@jennshurkus)

Jill Hawkins (@jilldhawkins)

Karin (@khpapier_liebelei)

Kerstin (@kikki.sch)

Lea (@lealawsoncreates)

TaeEun (@tyoocat)

Vicki (@vickiscraps)

Yasmin (@cardsandcraftsbyyaz)

Amy Kolling (@amykolling)

Anett (@anett.gelencser)

Angela (@mycraftyperspective)

Carissa (@carissawiley)

Channin (@channinpelletier)

Cheryl Espie (@cherylespiecreates)

Here are my cards and the products I used:

This is the new Inky Floral Background Stamp and Inky Floral Background Stencil. Love how how these colors came together on this loose floral image–so delightful! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Hello die is the Sentiment Suite-Hello die. STAPLE, I’m telling you, staple! ๐Ÿ™‚

This next card features the new Fall Leaf Border Stencil. The Pinkfresh Ink Cubes make this sooooo easy to create! I did a fun little masking border on the border of this Border Stencil. ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the new Go For It Stamp, Go For It Stencil and Go For It Die. I stamped and filled in a few more flowers, so hopefully I’ll get those cards finished up soon too! ๐Ÿ™‚

I know–purples? What? But aren’t they lovely on this flower? I couldn’t resist.

For ALL of these, I had fun using the Pinkfresh Ink Cubes which come in a great sets perfect for layering.

AND Bonus news:ย  THERE IS A GIVEAWAY (only on Instagram)!

Pink Fresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh IG feed.

Pink Fresh Studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.

PF will pull the winners & post them on August 5, 2022 on Instagram – and will post and tag them in the Pinkfresh Studio IG Stories.

Here’s a little link compilation to these new Pinkfresh products I used here today. You can find them all in the Pinkfresh Studio shop HERE: and with the direct links below:

Huge thanks to Pinkfresh Studio for having me along to celebrate this July release! Please check out the list of designers on IG to hop on over to today!

Thanks for stopping by! And thank you again, Pinkfresh Studio for the fun!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

New Kit from TE–Candy Cane Lane!

Taylored Expressions has a new Cardmaking Kit today and it is SWEET! This kit is called Candy Cane Lane and it is delightful–I love candy canes! ๐Ÿ™‚ So let’s crank up the Holiday music and stay in from the heat to craft our little hearts out.

Eeeeeeeep! I am STRIPES #1 fun and so now when you mix stripes with Candy…. forget about it! I’m alllll in! Heather designed another fun one here FOR SURE!

I thought it would be fun if a critter was riding on the Candy Cane, so I pulled out this little Penguin from the Fluffy Friends Holiday and colored her with Copic Markers. I used the Holly and the Berries on the Candy Cane Sleigh and then used the Berries again to create her little hair bow with a Peppermint touch.

I created this shaker card using the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die (which can be purchased separately) and the previously released Inside Bracket Stacklets. I inset the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die with Red Pepper cardstock. This is my FAVORITE TE Red Cardstock.

I stamped the background with the little candy canes and such from the Seasonal Sentiments set and filled the shaker with the Bits & Pieces โ€“ Peppermints. (I also added in the Bits & Pieces – Clay Stars and Bits & Pieces – Snowflakes.) The little greeting is also from that set and the coordinating dies are in the kit for the sentiments. Love this font!

Next up, I thought it would be fun to create some stripes using the Easy Stripes Dies. So I laid those up on the Mint Julep card stock and die cut out the Peppermint Kisses candy canes.

I stamped a quick background again using the small stamps from the Seasonal Sentiments set and cut that would with the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets. I embossed the larger circle and the card base using my Scoreboard and added some stitching. Love the way this turned out too. Such fun!

Some Cupcake holly leaves, Sugar Cube Berries, a bit of twine and voila! ๐Ÿ™‚ Using the coordinating stencil would make these come together in bulk much faster for sure. Mmmmmm peppermint!

As always, do NOT forget the Envelope Seals. Eeeep! This is a fun kit–Christmas in July!!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

The Candy Cane Lane Cardmaking Kit retails for $55, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Peppermint Kisses Stencil & Die Combo set
  • Clearly Crafty Seasonal Sentiments stamp set
  • Seasonal Sentiments die collection
  • small pot of Bits & Pieces โ€“ Peppermints
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 2 each of: red glitter, silver glitter, and Sugar Cube)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)
Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually.ย You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10), Red Peppermint Scented embossing powder, the Sweet Stripes Cutting Plate die, and Bits & Pieces โ€“ Peppermints separately from the kit.

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ALSO:
Right now through Sunday, July 31st, save 20% off of our Glitter Cardstock. Stock up on all of your favorite colors to add sparkle and shine to your holiday projects and more!ย Offer valid while supplies last.
All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Penguin Candy Cane card:


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Candy Cane Duo card:


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Find the TE Blog Post HERE. The TE Creative Team will have lots Candy Cane inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Personalized Stamps from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has some fun news today! There are new Personalized Stamps in the TE for Me shop!! I looooooooooooooooooooove mine! It was made for me both figuratively and literally. ๐Ÿ™‚

So funnnnnnny! I am using it on all the cards now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a few TE Personalized Stamps from before, and I will continue to use those too. I love them. I stamp the back of all my cards. ๐Ÿ™‚

Behold! ๐Ÿ™‚

And in that vibe, I thought it would be fun to create a card with Big Grumpy! I used the Summer Vibes background and the Grass and Cloud stencil strips too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Rainbow Grumpy delight!

Oh Big Grumpy gets me and my sense of humor! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Big Grumpy Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with fun from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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